Title: Identifying the invaders
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Title: Identifying the invaders grant application
Series Title: Identifying the invaders
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Language: English
Creator: Haas, Stephanie C.
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries
Publication Date: 2003
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Principal Investigator: (Project Director)
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Name: HAAS STEPHANIE
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Department: Library

Other Endorsements (if applicable)
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Co-Principal Investigator:
Signature

Name: PERKINS KENT
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Phone:
Department: Natural History

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College/Center: Libraries

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SEND IDC RETURN FORM TO: THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA FORM SHOULD BE RETURNED BY:
The University of Florida
Office of Research and Graduate Programs Indirect Cost Return Date: 16 May 2003
PO Box 115500 / 288 Grinter Hall Approval Form
Gainesville FL 32611-5500 IDC-1
Phone: (352) 392-2597 Form: 9ZZ4A46C
Fax: (352) 392-9605





University Project #: 02082103
Title of Proposal: IDENTIFYING THE INVADERS: CREATING AN OLINE DIGITAL HERBARIUM OF INVASIVE
SPECIMENS
University Endorsements: The attached IDC Return has been examined by the officials whose signatures appear
below.








TASK ASSIGNMENT NOTIFICATION FORM
DEP CONTRACT NO. SL849


Task Assignment Number: 023 Date: August 22, 2002

Contractor Name: University of Florida

Contractor Representative: Stephanie C. Haas (352-846-0129 ext. 404)

DEP Contract Manager: Kathleen Burks, Research Coordinator (850-487-2600) ; '>

Task Description: Provide plant identification resource images as per attached project objectives entitled "Identifying the invaders:
creating an on-line digital herbarium of invasive specimens," with Stephanie Haas and Kent Perkins as project leaders.

Deliverables:

High-resolution images of 40 herbarium specimens available on-line
Status report due December 1, 2002
Final report and final invoice due June 1, 2003

Task Assignment Completion Date: June 1, 2003


Task Assignment Type:

Fixed Price

Total Task Assignment Value


Amount Not To Exceed:

$ 3,140.00

$3,140.00


Funding Information:

Organization Code E.O.
3710 2800 000 Q1


Obiect Code Special Category
132600 030000


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


Contract Manager Date
Assistant i dle
Assistan.t Lv Research


Year
02-03


Amount
$3,140.00


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION




K thleen Burl, contract Manager


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cc: Gwenn Godfrey, Contracts Office (MS93)
Contracts Disbursements Section (MS78)


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Date: August 19, 2002
Title: Identifying the Invaders: creating an online digital herbarium of invasive specimens
Contacts:

Stephanie C. Haas Kent Perkins
Assistant Director, Digital Library Center Manager of the Collections
University of Florida Libraries University of Florida Herbarium
P.O. Box 117007 Florida Museum of Natural History
Gainesville, FL 32611-7007 379 Dickinson Hall .
(352) 846-0129 x 404 P.O. Box 110575
haas(lmail.uflib.ufl.edu Gainesville, FL 32511-0575 Y-\K
kperkins@flmnh.ufl.edu

Need:

The key to controlling many invasives is being able to identify them. Without an informed community, you run the
risk of the classic postcard that reads: "Kudzo-Coming to a theatre near you" with an image of a building
blanketed in green. The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council lists 56 Category II invasive exotics that have increased
but have not yet "altered Florida plant communities to the extent shown by Category I species." These potential
invaders are the focus of this grant.

The purpose of Identifying the Invaders project is to digitize and make available over the Web, University of
Florida herbarium specimens to help researchers, natural areas managers, and citizens to identify potential invasives.
Associated geospatial and timeline documentation data from the specimen labels will be included. The project is
intended to provide visual data of sufficient detail to assist citizens and students in recognizing invasives, and to
provide locally initiated state and NGO programs with good, reliable, research quality information. Digital images
will be made available as part of the existing herbarium image database
[http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natscilherbarium/cat/imagelist.htm]. Relevant invasive sites will be encouraged to link
to these images, but appropriate acknowledgement will be requested.

Significance of Herbarium Specimen Digital Images

High-resolution herbarium specimen images complement existing plant identification resources. These high-
resolution images serve as research surrogates for the actual specimens, reduce wear and tear, and are accessible to a
wider audience. Captured at a 1:1 ratio, the images are compressed using MrSID software that is Web servable
without loss of detail (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/herbarium/cat/catdigitalimaging.asp)
Specimen images offer a number of advantages to field photographs and line drawings:

Herbarium specimen images generally depict diagnostic characters better than photographs.
Typically, the specimens are pressed with attention to appropriate features. The images offer
aspects of the plant not discernable in drawings such as textures.
Herbarium specimens are associated with label information that may relate them to other
specimens.
Herbarium specimens serve as voucher material for research studies and provide a stable reference
for documentation. This attribute is of particular value in scientific studies.

Two agencies will be involved in Identifying the Invaders. The Collections Manager of the University of Florida
Herbarium will select appropriate specimen sheets for digitizing and supervise the student assistant who will
perform data entry and assist with specimen preparation. Staff at the Digital Library Center (DLC), University of
Florida Libraries will capture digital images of the specimens, archive the original uncompressed TIFFs, and create
the SID compressed derivatives. The SID images will be served from a server maintained by the Florida Center for
Library Automation (FCLA). Prior agreements have been negotiated with FCLA to provide this function


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Timeline


It is expected that this project can be completed in approximately 8 weeks. Because of money allocation timing,
hiring vagaries, etc., images should be available no later than February 28, 2003.


Detailed Budget
1. Personnel
Camera operator to digitally capture 40 herbarium specimens
(40 images x 4 hours x $10/hour=$1,600)
Included in the tasks are multiple images for details on inflorescence,
leafs, fragment packets, etc., image enhancement, image derivative production,
burning TIFFs to CDs, and FTPing SIDs to server


1- Herbarium student assistant
(20 hr/wk @ $8/hr=$160 x 8 wks)
This assistant will transfer label information into the searchable
database and help prepare specimens for imaging.


$1,600


$1,280


2. Supplies


1 package of platinum based CDs to store archival TIFF images
(50/package @ $2.20/CD)

Overhead
(Limited to 5% by granting agency)


TOTAL FUND REQUESTED


$ 110


$ 150


$3,140


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PROJECT TITLE


DEP CONTRACT BUDGET FORM

Identifvinr the Invadera


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Items below to be completed by the Contractor. See instructions on reverse side.


PERSON~NEB EPENSES
A. Salaries (Name/Title/Position)
_Camera operator_
Herbarium assistant


Hourly Cost
$ 10_
$ 8


$
$.
$ ____
$ ______
$ ____


Hours
160
160


Totals
$_ 1, 600
$ 1,280

$
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$__ 2,880
Total


Salaries $
D. Fringe Sonefitn (Rate % x Total salaries applicable)
( x $ ) Total Fringe Benefit
Total Personnel Expenses (A


SUPPLIES
Description
I pkg (50) platinr based CDs


E* QUOIPgME



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Purpose/Destin.


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OVERHEAD/INDIRECT Rate
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$ x
$ x
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Total Tray


Fee/Rate Hours
$ x
$ X
Total Contract

Unit Cost Quantity
$ x
$ x
$ x
$ X
Total Miscellanec


SUBTOTAL (1.-6.)
5 % x Base $ 2990


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. TOTAL BUDGET

ONTRACTOR.: __tephanie C. Haas____

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"$ 3,140


Date :

Date:


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Assistant DOrector of research


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